I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification group at University College London.

My research is in theoretical computer science with a broader focus on the study of open systems arising in various scientific contexts. I employ algebraic tools to reason about their behaviour, in particular those of category theory, with an emphasis on monoidal (higher) categories and diagrammatic reasoning as a unifying language. In a nutshell, my aim is to extend algebraic reasoning to structures that are not easily seen as algebraic objects: networks, circuits, automata and more...

These days, I am particularly interested in uncovering the algebra of probabilistic circuits.

Prior to joining UCL, I obtained my PhD from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Bob Coecke and Samson Abramsky

You can write to me at `initial_of_my_first_name.last_name@ucl.ac.uk`

March 2024: Datio Stein, Fabio Zanasi, Richard Samuelson, and I wrote Graphical Quadratic Algebra, introducing a complete axiomatic theory for least-squares problems or, equivalently, Gaussian stochastic processes (potentially extended with non-determinism).

May 2023: Fabio Zanasi and I wrote an Introduction to String Diagrams for Computer Scientists. It has also been accepted for publication by CUP!

January 2023: I wrote a blog post introducing basic causal inference topics with string diagrams.

Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil says: I will give you this powerful machine, it will answer any question you like. All you need to do is give me your soul: give up geometry and you will have this marvelous machine. — Sir Michael Atiyah, 2002

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